I want to welcome Fanny Joris from Funky Chicken Design Studio today. Fanny did an amazing job on my author logo and I asked her to join us. She shares with us what attracts people to certain logos, how she designs a logo with a client and the crafty side of Funky Chicken Design. If you’re interested in designing a logo, brochure, or business cards, read on.
Thank you Fanny for joining us today. I can’t tell you how much I love the logo you did for me!
Onto the questions!
Tell us about yourself.
I Graduated high school from Forest Ontario, and took a year off before I decided what course I wanted to take in College. I have always loved being on the computer. When I was young, my parents invested in one that only played games off of floppy disks and I’ve been hooked ever since. Drawing has always been a passion of mine, as well as arts and crafts. I combined those things and decided to go for Graphic Design, and I loved it!
Describe what kind of work you do and who your clients are.
The work I do always varies. There are many aspects to graphic design. Basically you’re designing any sort of graphic element you see around you. However, I prefer to do print design such as brochures, logos, business cards and anything else along those lines. Most of my work experience is in signage and vehicle graphics. It’s something I enjoy very much as well since I don’t always have to stare at a computer screen.
I have to ask. How did you come up with the name Funky Chicken design?
It took me about a week to decide on the name. I wanted something fun and original. I was stirring a few ideas around in my head and when they came together, Funky Chicken Design Studio emerged.
Explain the process of working with a client to create a good logo.
I start off with getting to know the client and their company. It’s important for me to know what sort of feel they want their company to display. Clients always have their own idea for the logo, but are often hesitant to share it so I ask plenty of questions. Eventually, I find out what it is they are really looking for. I add in my ideas of what I think will benefit the company and supply them with three various samples of their logo. There is always one in there they love, so we discuss that one and make changes to get exactly what they like.
What attracts people to certain logos?
Depending on the person, it’s mainly the colour and shape. Attraction isn’t always what people are after, however, it’s the ease of recognition. That’s why the logos we often remember the best are very simple. The great example of this is the logo for the company 3M.
How much detail should a logo have?
This all depends on what the client wants and the context that it’s being used in.
For example, if you have a day care you want it to be fun, adding detail will not hurt the overall outlook of that logo. However, if you are a large company and want to be recognized, you want to stay away from too much detail so people can easily recognize you, and your logo can be easily transferred to different advertising media without having to be adjusted in any way.
In your own collection, what logos are you most proud of?
I did a logo for a pharmacy in Belmont Ontario not too long ago. The owner asked me to do a little man in a lab coat with at mortar and pestle for a head. It only took me one sketch and the owner loved it. It’s very personable and it was a lot of fun to do.
I also did a logo I love for a company called Muskoka Dragonfly Rustic Lighting and Décor. The owner knew exactly what she wanted but was only able to put it into words and not on paper. I was thrilled to help them design the dragonfly for their logo. It turned out great.
Tell us about the other side of Funky Chicken design.
My favourite thing to do is arts and crafts and it all started with thread. Everything I make is handmade. It almost always starts with a piece of thread. I even sew thread into my scrap-booking, and I’ve become very adapt at working with it and making it do what I want. Growing up, arts and crafts was a big thing at home. Making gingerbread men, paper mache, colouring, cross-stitching, you name it. It’s one of my favourite past time memories, so it’s only natural that I still love to do it. I’ve received many compliments for the things that I’ve made and many people have asked if some of those things were for sale so I said yes and decided that I would share the things I love to make with everyone else.
Is there anything you’d like to add that I haven’t covered?
I think this basically covers everything about my company and what it’s all about. I’m always open for comments or discussions about any of my work. If anyone has any questions about my company or any arts and crafts, I would be more than happy to do my best to answer them.
How do people contact you?
Best way to contact me is through facebook at www.facebook.com/funkydesign or e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks again Fanny! Check out her Facebook page to see samples of her logos, clowns, bracelets and other creative designs. The logo she designed for me looks amazing and was very affordable. I urge you to check her out.